Prasar Bharati, India:Global challenges to tackle international terrorism, climate change, food and energy security, developmental issues and the international financial crisis will dominate the agenda of the fourth BRICS Summit taking place in New Delhi next week. Presidents of the BRICS countries including Russian President Dimitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jin Tao, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa are expected to participate in the summit.
India will assume the Chairmanship of the BRICS Grouping at the Summit on the 29th of this month. Briefing newsmen in New Delhi today Secretary (ER) of the External Affairs ministry, Mr. Sudhir Vyas said, the summit envisages to increase trade and investment between the members of the grouping and also reflect on global peace, security, stability among other issues. He said, two Frame work Agreements including one on Interbank Cooperation Agreement are also to be signed by the member nations. An Action plan and a Delhi Declaration will be issued at the end of the Summit.
Mr. Vyas said, Prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh will also hold bilateral meetings with the Presidents of BRICS nations. He said, the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff will also be extending her stay after the Summit on a State Visit to India.
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